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River House B&b - Where Historic Charm Meets Two Rivers In The Heartof Ottawa Il

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom, Sleeps 18

Welcome to The River House Bed and Breakfast – an historic Queen Anne built in 1890. The River House sits high on a bluff overlooking where the Illinois and Fox Rivers cross paths and has beautiful views of both rivers and the town of Ottawa.

The location is walking distance to the shops, bars and restaurants in the beautiful, quaint town of Ottawa Illinois. We are a quick, scenic drive to four state parks - Starved Rock, Buffalo Rock, Matthiassen and Illini. We are short driving distances from wine tasting in Utica, golf courses, sky diving, canoe rentals, boat and water ski rentals, river rafting on the Vermillion River and many other fun activities.

The River House booking options include any of four individual rooms or the entire home.



Abe Lincoln could have stayed here

In days long ago

A room with stories

The Lincoln Bedroom is a second floor, south and west facing room with full bed. The room has a semi-private bath across the hall. Warm, cozy and bookish, the Lincoln Bedroom can accommodate up to two guests.


As a Lady who fancied frills,

It’s a feminine delight.

Airy, full of light

The Mary Todd bedroom is a second floor, west and north facing room with queen bed and en suite bathroom with bathtub with tub / shower combo. The room features a turret sitting area to enjoy the river view with your coffee or libations. The Mary Todd can accommodate up to four with an additional fold-out bed.


If you are a sun lover,

And the moon too,

A perfect, all-season view

The River View is a second floor, spacious sunny room with many windows facing south, north and east. The room includes a luxurious king bed, sectional love seat with chaise facing the rivers. The en suite “powder room” includes shower and sleeper love seat. The River View room can accommodate up to 6 persons with an additional fold-out bed.


Family or Friends

Wanting to stay together?

Perfect hangout place

The Loft Bedroom occupies the vaulted, spacious third floor. The room includes en suite with shower. The room is perfect for a gathering of close family or friends and includes a large screen TV. The Loft Bedroom also features a turret sitting room to relax with your book and hot drink or libation. The Loft Bedroom has two queen beds and can accommodate up to eight guests with two additional fold-out beds.


The entire home is available for bookings and can accommodate 10 in permanent beds and up to 18 with roll-out and sofa beds and deluxe air mattresses.

Beverages and snacks are BYO for Entire House bookings.

Rates listed include breakfast. An Entire House booking is available with kitchen access but no breakfast service at a lower rate. Contact the Proprietor for information.


The parlour is perfect for relaxing, conversation, reading and listening to music. The River House has a tuned piano, so bring your instruments! You can also enjoy your breakfast from our Parlour north window.

The sunny Saloon is wall-to-wall windows with amazing views of the rivers and downtown Ottawa. We encourage you to hangout and enjoy your libations and music with your family or friends in our spacious, airy Saloon. And, you can stumble out to the front porch for some air and more gorgeous views.


Spacious, sunny and comfortable dining room with table seating up to 10 persons.


A delicious breakfast feast is included in the price of your room. Our meals will be prepared in our gourmet kitchen with organic, non-GMO, local and sustainable foods whenever available.

We can accommodate special dietary needs (e.g. vegan, gluten-free, diabetic). Additional charges may apply.

Basic breakfast staples available 6:00 am to 11:00 am. Gourmet cuisine of the day generally served around 9:30 am

Please suggest your favorite breakfast dishes when making your reservation. We love to try new recipes!

Coffee and tea available all day.

Wine, beer and snacks available in the Saloon for single room bookings. Entire Home bookings are BYOB.

BYOB always welcomed. Enjoy your libations in our sunny Saloon, river view front porch or our lush one acre yard.

More Details

Property Manager
Dana Damyen
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ottawa in LaSalle County

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 bathrooms and a powder room on the 1st floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • The Loft Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , en suite bathroom with shower and TV
    Mary Todd Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , en suite bathroom with tub and shower
    River View Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , en suite bathroom with shower
    Lincoln Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Hallway bathroom with tub & shower, also shared w/proprietor
  • We have one portable crib on-site suitable for infants and toddlers.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling


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Starved Rock is a 15 minute scenic drive from the home.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Ottawa, USA

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £535.73
Pet Fee £107.15

Full gourmet breakfast included.

Breakfast is included in the daily and weekly rates. Monthly rate does not include breakfast.

Please contact the owner for lower rate if you wish to forgo breakfast and have access to the kitchen.

Guest may have access to the well-appointed gourmet kitchen for lunches and dinner. After guest use, the kitchen must be restored to original condition. A $25.00 Damages Fee will be charged per incident / meal to cover cleaning fee.

Please note: this is a Bed & Breakfast home and the owner / proprietor lives in the home. Should guests decide to forgo breakfast preparation, the owner / proprietor may choose to vacate the home during the guests' stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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